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OPEC bulletin 3–4/17

Head, Petroleum Studies Department


Applicants must be nationals of Member Countries of OPEC and should not be older than 58 years.

Applicants are requested to fill in a résumé and an application form which can be received from their

Country’s Governor for OPEC.

In order for applications to be considered, they must reach the OPEC Secretariat through the relevant Governor not later than

April 30, 2017,

quoting the job code:



— Employment).

Within the Research Division, the PetroleumStudies Department pro-

vides pertinent and reliable information and analyses in support of

decision-making andpolicy-making inMember Countries; carriesout,

on a continuous basis, research programmes and studies on short-

term petroleummarket developments with the aim of issuing reports

on a regular (ie daily, weekly, monthly and bi-monthly) as well as ad

hoc basis highlighting important issues for their use and considera-

tion; conducts regular forecasts, elaborates and analyses oil market

scenarios and prepares and publishes reports on these findings;

promotes OPEC views and technical analysis on short-term oil mar-

ket developments to the industry at large and general public via the

OPECMonthlyOil Market Report (especially the feature article) aswell

as other reports, presentations and related pod casts and prepares

and contributes to reports to be submitted to the ECB, the BOG and

the MMSC as well as papers for various OPEC publications.

Objective of position:

The Head of Petroleum Studies Department is to plan, organise,

coordinate, manage and evaluate the work of the Petroleum Studies

Department in accordance with the work program and programmed

budget of the Department so as to optimize its support to the

Secretariat in achieving its overall objectives. The work covers short-

term studies and analyses, as well as periodic reports on the inter-

national oil market, in particular oil supply and demand, stock, refin-

ery products as well as petroleum trade and transport and economic

analyses of oil price and related financial issues.

Main responsibilities:

Plans, organizes, coordinates, manages and evaluates the work

in the Petroleum Studies Department covering: world oil market

developments in the short-term; short-term forecasting, with par-

ticular attention to the impactofworldeconomicand financialmar-

ket developments; oil supply and demand in the short-term; oil

stockmovements; oil prices, its volatility and fluctuation; refinery

operations and capacity development; trade and transportation;

major oilcompanies’ operationalperformanceandother determin-

ing factors of the oil market as well as crude oil/product markets

assessments; preparation of the periodic reports, in particular the

Monthly Oil Market Report and Daily Oil Market Report;

Develops and maintains adequate forecasting and modelling for

oil market research;

Ensures full responses to requests by the Conference, BOG, ECB

and standing committees for studies and special reports relevant

to the work program of the Department;

Arranges presentations at relevant OPEC meetings and interna-

tional forums representing the Secretariat as required;

Develops and maintains networks with external experts and insti-

tutions in fields relating to the work of the Department;


of the work of the Department, and draws his attention to impor-

tant analyses performed by it;

Evaluates the performance of the staff of the Department and rec-

ommends to the Director of Research Division, staff development,

salary increase, promotion and separations as appropriate;

Ensures that the staff of the Department receive the supervision

and guidance necessary to broaden and deepen their skills and

continuously improve their performance;

Prepares the annual budget for the Department;

Carries out any other tasks assigned to him/her by the Director,

Research Division.

Required competencies and qualifications:


Advanced university degree in Economics or equivalent

subject; PhD preferred.

Work experience:

Advanced degree: 12 years in the oil industry with

a minimum of four years in a managerial position, preferably at large

national, regional, or international institutions; PhD: ten years.

Training specializations:

Short-term oil market; oil price forecasting;

professional management & leadership.


Managerial & leadership skills; communication skills;

decisionmaking skills; strategic orientation; analytical skills; presen-

tation skills; interpersonal skills; customer service orientation; nego-

tiation skills; initiative; integrity.



Status and benefits:


sibilities are not national but exclusively international. In carrying

out their functions they have to demonstrate the personal qualities

expected of international employees such as integrity, independence

and impartiality.


The compensationpackage, including expatriatebenefits, iscommen-

surate with the level of the post.